ATHENS, GA – The University of Georgia is getting a jumpstart on Earth Day. The UGA Office of Sustainability is kicking off Earth Week on Monday with food trucks, music, and some furry guests.

The event is meant to educate students and others about living sustainably. Office of Sustainability Intern Meryom Pattillo says a lot of people want to be more green, but they don’t know how. She hopes events like this one can help.

One student who attended today’s event learned that she has a lot to learn.

Earth Week Kick Off featured food from local businesses, including a food truck. Pattillo cleared up the confusion over bringing a truck to a sustainability event.


This program comes two days before Earth Day 2015 on Wednesday. The Office of Sustainability will be hosting events all week to celebrate Earth Day and promote sustainability at UGA.

Reporter Cara Lynn Clarkson will be covering today’s event.

More Earth Week Events from the UGA Office of Sustainability:

Next Science Cafe: “Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What does it mean for communicating weather and climate?”
April 20th, 7 p.m., The Foundry

Campus Bike Co-op group ride to promote alternative transportation
April 20th, 6 p.m., Myers Quad

ACC Stormwater Workshop to learn better science communication
April 21st, 11 a.m., Tate Student Center

Inspiring Careers in Sustainability Panel
April 21st, 3:30 p.m., Dean Rusk Building

2015 Odum Lecture
April 21st, 4 p.m., Odum School of Ecology

Sustainability in Religion and Philosophy Panel
April 21st, 6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center

Chew Crew Earth Day – Work Day
April 22nd, 3:30 p.m., Hull Street Parking Deck

Campus Bike Co-op Bike Tune Up
April 22nd, 4 p.m., Mary Kahrs Garden

UGArden’s South by South Milledge (SXSM) Sustainable Spring Concert and No-Waste Dinner
April 22nd, 5:30 p.m., UGArden

Green on the Screen: “Watermark”
April 22nd, 7 p.m., Rooker Hall

Georgia Review Earth Day Program with environmental activist Gary Ferguson
April 22nd, 7 p.m., Day Chapel at the Botanical Gardens

Recycling Happy Hour Drive-Thru
April 23rd, 5 p.m., UGA Intramural Fields

Documentary Screening: “The Wisdom to Survive”
April 23rd, 7 p.m., Tate Student Center

Middle Oconee River Kayak and Clean Up
April 24th, 2 p.m., Big Dogs on the River


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